In 2013 Sisters R Doing It started delivering running programmes solely for women and girls. We were responding to requests from ladies who were keen to get into running but wanted a session that were ladies only and where they could get the support of a female coach.
We were aware of a number of running groups although the fact that they were mixed was, we were being told by the ladies, putting off a lot of ladies. So, we launched Sisters-R-Doing-It and the first January programmes in 2014 we delivered saw over three-hundred women sign up to the programme, so the demand was clear. We just needed to scale quickly to ensure we could meet the need. The attendances across the Stockton Borough continued to be high and in 2015 & 2018 SRDI was shortlisted for a national award for its success in attracting women and girls into physical activity.